Size Measuring Tips by GAP, the Apparel Brand

Now many love shopping for their clothes (garments) from online stores. When you buy garments from an online store, it gives you size options to choose from. Also, most sellers provide a basic size chart so that you can match the product size with your body measurement.

Even if you buy garments shirts, dress, jeans or pant from a retail store you need to know the correct size that would fit you best from other sizes.

How to know which size will fit you better? It is your body measurements. There are 3-5 measurements you need to know of your body for top and bottom wears.
Like for tops you need to measurements for
  • Neck, 
  • Chest/bust, 
  • waist, and 
  • sleeve length
For bottom wears, you need measurements for 
  • Waist, 
  • Hip, 
  • thigh and 
  • inseam
Now the next question is how to take body measurement for those specific measuring points? Follow Gap's measuring tips to measure your body. GAP has provided size chart with measuring tips of all apparel product categories. You can easily change the product categories using drop-down menu.

For example, I am showing here GAP's measuring tips for men’s dress shirt.


Follow this URL to connect GAP's size guide and measuring tips.

Prasanta Sarkar

Prasanta Sarkar is a textile engineer and a postgraduate in fashion technology from NIFT, New Delhi, India. He has authored 6 books in the field of garment manufacturing technology, garment business setup, and industrial engineering. He loves writing how-to guide articles in the fashion industry niche. He has been working in the apparel manufacturing industry since 2006. He has visited garment factories in many countries and implemented process improvement projects in numerous garment units in different continents including Asia, Europe, and South Africa. He is the founder and editor of the Online Clothing Study Blog.

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